Published online Sep 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i33.5399
Revised: March 28, 2006
Accepted: April 21, 2006
Published online: September 7, 2006
Left-sided periappendiceal abscesses occur in association with two types of congenital anomaly: intestinal malrotation and situs inversus. It is difficult to obtain an accurate preoperative diagnosis of these abscesses due to the abnormal position of the appendix. We present an unusual case of a left-sided periappendiceal abscess in an adult with intestinal malrotation, the diagnosis of which was a challenge.